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6:12 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Possum Drop Will Be Held In Brasstown, N.C.

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STEVEN INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A New Year's tradition will change in Brasstown, North Carolina. Instead of the Times Square Ball, Clay's Corner Store lowered a love possum in a box. Store owner Clay Logan tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press we aren't pessimistic or optimistic. We're opposumistic. But nobody asked the possum. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued. Now Mr. Logan says he'll drop a stuffed animal, or road kill, depending on what's available. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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6:03 am
Mon December 31, 2012

A Dangerous World of Hackers And Ninjas

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Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 12:29 pm

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Around the Nation
6:02 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Popular Baby Names For 2013

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 6:04 am

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Asia
4:55 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Six Men Charged In India's Fatal Gang-Rape

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 8:55 am

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In India, protestors are vowing to keep up their fight until there is justice for the young victim of a gang rape. The young woman died this weekend after injuries she suffered in the vicious attack. The incident has renewed demands for action against sexual violence. Delhi police say the accused will be formally charged with murder. From New Delhi, here's NPR's Julie McCarthy.

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Research News
4:46 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Why Charities Need To Consider Donors' Political Views

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 4:49 am

As American make contributions to various charities at the end of the year, there is increasing evidence that politics is playing a role in their decisions. Research suggests that the way the charity presses certain ideological buttons predicts whether liberals or conservatives will pony up a donation.

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